In the hectics of life, are you conscious of your body? Do you take time to pause and sense how you feel? Massage is an effective instrument for this. Massages make you unwind. They stimulate your health and offer relief in times of stress and physical discomfort.

For whom and when?

Massage works effectively on (and prevents) tensions or injuries associated with sports, bad posture or sitting work; e.g. stiffness in neck, shoulders, back etc. After a period of inactivity a massage is an effective tool to release bodily wastes from the muscles, stimulate your blood circulation and activate the self healing power of your body.

You did not set the limit, you loose control. You’re out of balance. Your body aches; you feel tired and you lack energy. Through massage and movement your body and emotions come into motion. Your body consciousness is triggered and you start to ease anxiety. You learn to recognize and respond to your bodies signals and the effects they have on your breathing and mental state.

Need some quality ‘me’ time? A pause from your daily hassle? Take your time to unwind and be fully aware of your body.

Massage practitioner

Irene Dirven is the massage practitioner at USC’s sportcentrum Universum. For 20 years she leads The Massage Co. This is a collective of massage- & movement therapists focused on relaxation, body awareness and stress prevention. Irene is a complementary and natural massage- & movement therapist.

Co-operation in SMA

The USC massage practitioner is part of the SMA (Sports Medical Advisory Center). By co-operating in the multidisciplinary team of the physiotherapists, sports physician, dietitian and the exercise physiologists the high standard of quality is guaranteed.

Massage techniques

Take this massage to release muscle tension and promote muscle balance and tissue repair. Sports massage helps to improve performance or prevent injuries.

Deep tissue massage manipulates the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments. It helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses. It stimulates circulation, can improve your posture and reduces your physical and mental fatigue. It will bring you into a deep state of relaxation.

A foot massage focuses completely on the sole and instep of your feet. The stimulation of reflex zones in the feet, which are connected to your organs and other body parts, makes this type of massage a unique experience.

Need a brisk massage? Then take this activating acupressure massage. You receive this massage right through your clothing and seated on a specially designed ergonomic chair. It stimulates your circulation and body awareness.

Manage your own stress levels and learn how to obtain relief from pain in your muscles and chronic tension. Tennis balls and your own hands are effective tools to free yourself from tension and stiffness in your body. A 1,5 hour session in which your learn what to do and not to do.

Take notice of this!

* Please share your health issues prior to the massage.
* Please visit your doctor or physiotherapist in case of severe physical complaints.
* Please pay attention to personal hygiene; take a shower first after your work out.
* Bring 2 big towels.
* Please pay in cash after the session; pincard payment is not possible.
* If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours prior to the massage you will be fully charged, unless you arrange a replacement at the appointed time.

If you have health complaints or specific health issues, please discuss this with the masseur prior to your session. Please visit your doctor or physiotherapist in case of serious, acute or chronic physical complaints.



Tuesday 16.00 – 21.00
Friday 16.00 – 21.00

SMA (Sport Medisch Adviescentrum)
Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam

Attention: you cannot pay by pincard. Please pay in cash after the massage.
                                  Cat. I     Cat. II & III
Duration: 1 hour                             € 45,-    € 70,-
Duration: 1,5 hour                          € 60,-    € 90,-
Chair- Duration: 20 min.              € 15,-    € 20,-

10x punch card
Massage Duration: 1 hour              € 405,-  € 630,-
Chair massage Duration: 20 min € 135,-   € 180,-

Make an appointment?
Call (06) 12 77 82 00 or mail to


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